MOUNT PLEASANT SUPPLEMENT CLASSES

In addition to the preschool curriculum, there are two semesters of “supplements” offered after preschool and kindergarten hours. These extracurricular classes are: Tumble Time, Karate, Drama, Sports, SEA Kids, Wee Little Arts, Kids in the Kitchen, Yoga, Spanish and Soccer.

Monday

Miss Heidi's Tumble Time

Tumble Time is an exciting combination of gymnastics, coordination and basic body movement incorporated with rhymes and music specifically for children 2 to 6 years old. Children are taught gymnastics skills in a progression style on junior-sized Olympic style equipment.  Heidi Davidson is a nationally recognized Kinder Accredited Instructor. All participants will be awarded a gold medal on the last day of this session!  Attire:  TT students should wear stretchy clothing and closed-toed shoes.

Heidi Davidson, tumbletime@earthlink.net, (843)-324-7999

Karate

Sensei David and Sensei Anne Pettus, owners of School of Empty Hand Art, will open the world of Karate to your child while exercising their minds and bodies.  “Focus” and “discipline” are buzzwords you will hear in these classes. Students will learn about appropriate “Karate” behavior to use in and out of Karate class.  Attire:  Karate t-shirts and pants are available for sale if desired.

David & Anne Pettus, annepettus@comcast.net, (843)-762-4311.

Tuesday

Drama Rama

Andria Bradley will encourage her drama students to express themselves through creative movement and music, costume dress up, storytelling, puppetry, visual art and imagination.   Drama allows children to interact in a group and gain self-confidence through games, cooperation and taking turns while supporting and encouraging each other.  Drama increases awareness of self and others in the world around us…but most of all, drama expands our imaginations while having lots of fun!  Please note that this class size is limited to 8 students. 

Andria Bradley, abradley@oquinnschool.org

Play Power Sports

It’s the wide world of sports perfect for active boys and girls 2 to 5 years of age.  In Super Sports Class, children learn and play multiple sports throughout the school year!  We emphasize how much fun playing sports and staying fit can be!!! Each week’s activities are new as we throw, catch, run, jump, kick, use our imaginations, exercise, and learn to love the games!! Some of the sports we will coach include: lacrosse, basketball, baseball, volleyball, track and field, football, and more! We will build the motor skill foundation your little athletes need to compete as they grow! Comfortable clothing and athletic shoes are best for Super Sports Class!

Melanie Slattery, 803-446-1257, playpowerllc@gmail.com

Wednesday

SEA Kids (Science, Engineering, and Art)

Join in the weekly adventures of SEA (science - engineering- art) KIDS. Each week “SEA” projects are partnered with stories that bring learning to life. ”SEA” projects promote natural inquiry, promote problem solving skills and illustrate concepts they are learning. Kids who tinker and create will build a brighter tomorrow.

Pam Cozart, pcozart@oquinnschool.org

Wee Little Arts

Wee Little Arts is a visual arts curriculum for young children.  During this first semester, students are exposed to the building blocks of art education. Art history and children’s literature will play a major role in introducing the simple, yet necessary, elements of line, shape, color and texture. Moreover, students are encouraged to focus on observation of their environment as they begin utilizing drawing to create works of art. Fundamental elements of design are introduced and students apply these elements to their work. A variety of media will be introduced to inspire experimentation. Examining both traditional masterpieces as well as the work of contemporary artists, students will continually be exposed to other artists’ work.  Vocabulary, use of materials, discussion, imagination and creation are only some of the wonderful things the children are exposed to. Self-portraits will be completed THIS semester and are easily one of the parents' favorite projects! Find out more at www.weelittlearts.com.  Follow us on Facebook AND Instagram.  

Attire: Smocks are provided, but would not wear best clothes to art

Melissa Bradshaw, Founder and teacher: 843-345-8174, Melissa@weelittlearts.com

Mary Clabby, Assistant/teacher:  732-675-3342 maryclabby@weelittlearts.com

Dance

Stretch-n-Grow’s certified dance instructors will have the children dancing all semester long as they prepare for their onsite recital, CANDY CANE TWIST, held the last day of class which will be videotaped and sent to parents.   Dancing Stars by Stretch-n-Grow is a developmental dance class that incorporates ballet technique, posture, balance, gross and fine motor development, flexibility, grace, poise and FUN all designed to give our little ones a foundation for jazz and ballet!   Comfortable clothing requested. Ballet shoes SUGGESTED!

Rebecca Bott, stretchngrowcharleston@gmail.com   (843)-697-6411

Thursday

Kids in the Kitchen

KIK is a hands-on “disguised” learning experience!  Without even realizing, children learn math, science and reading as they measure, mix and follow recipes! The children get messy and sticky mixing their creative concoctions. Our very own Chef, Johannah Morgan, enjoys exposing the children to healthy and tasty culinary cuisine!  KIK is offered to 4K and Kindergarten students. 

Johannah Morgan, jmorgan@oquinnschool.org.

Little Yoga Sprouts of Charleston

Alice Cinnante, owner, loves teaching preschool yoga.  “It’s a wonderful age to begin. They learn healthy habits to last a lifetime.”  You’ll hear lots of children’s laughter and conversation in Alice’s class, while she teaches the three B’s of yoga-Brain (mindfulness), Body (poses for strength, flexibility, and balance), & Breath (techniques to relax and also energize).  Additionally, you’ll see peaceful children resting on their mats, full of self-esteem and control, at the end of class. Music, storytelling, acting, creative movement, partner poses, games, and more are all part of the joyful experience.

Alice has a Master’s degree in education, has taught yoga, music, and art in Charleston County Schools for over 20 years, mother of three boys, children’s book author/illustrator, teacher of the year, and yoga enthusiast. She looks forward to doing some fun yoga with your child this school year!  Attire: Cool and comfortable clothing. 

Alice Cinnante, cinnantef@comcast.net

Friday

Soccer

Jackson Soccer Development brings a fresh perspective to teaching children about the game of soccer. This is a high energy class filled with exciting twists on skill development. Emphasis is placed on building character through teamwork and spirited competition. Non-stop action and fun are guaranteed in each uniquely designed session. Athletic clothing and closed toe shoes requested. No cleats or shin guards needed. Training shirts are available for an additional charge.

Kevin Jackson, www.jacksonsoccerdevelopment.com | (843)-628-1378